EUROPE

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Mission Hills partners with missionaries because we want to share the good news our neighbors next door and with those across the globe. Jesus said he came to seek and save the lost. During his time on earth, he served people – he taught them, fed them, healed them, and befriended them. We believe he is calling us to serve the lost in the same ways. Whether you decide to participate in a short-term trip, partner financially, or pray for our global missionaries, you can be part of what God is doing around the world.

RON & MICHELLE LOCKWOOD | GERMANY

GERMANY

We Work with WYCLIFFE

Our KEY FOCUS AREA is COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION

Ron and Michelle have been Mission Hills missionaries since 1996 and have worked for 13 years as Bible translators through Wycliffe. Currently, Michelle is part of a Human Resources team that provides coaching, training, and orientation to missionaries. Ron manages a team devoted to over 140 translation and language development projects. He also works with translation teams to help them utilize software available for linguistic research and Bible translation. 

LELAND & JENNIFFER STEPHENS | ITALY

ITALY

We Work with GLACE COMMUNITY CHURCH

Our KEY FOCUS AREA is COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION

Leland and Jenniffer Stephens met and married during Leland’s first tour in the Marine Corps, and today they have four wonderful daughters: Savannah, Ashleigh, Kyleigh, and Nataleigh. Now having retired from the Marine Corps and graduated from Denver Seminary, the Stephens family is planting GLACE Community Church in Vicenza, Italy to serve the US military assigned there, and the English speaking population living in the area.

DAN & LAURA HASH | POLAND

POLAND

We Work with JOSIAH VENTURE

Our KEY FOCUS AREA is COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION

Since 1993, Dan and Laura have trained and coached young leaders in numerous churches and ministries throughout Poland. They helped start the Second Baptist Church, “Opoka,” in Katowice and they currently live in Mikołów, where they are starting a new church. Focusing on community transformation, they are seeing young leaders step up and bring the gospel to their communities. They have one son, Jacob, who is married and recently joined the Josiah Venture team to serve in Poland. 

JACOB & REBECCA HASH | POLAND

POLAND

We Work with JOSIAH VENTURE

Our KEY FOCUS AREA is COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION

Jacob and Becca recently moved to Poland to serve with Josiah Venture. Their focus is helping young leaders fulfill Christ’s commission of discipleship in their local churches. This is accomplished through discipleship, modeling, training, and supporting them as they engage in evangelistic summer camps. Their desire is to see these young leaders across the country grow a passion for others to know Jesus, and to see society transform through God’s movement in the lives of young people in Poland.

CHRIS & KELLY LILLPOP | POLAND

POLAND

We Work with JOSIA VENTURE

Our KEY FOCUS AREA is LEADERS OF THE FUTURE

The Lillpops both grew up at Mission Hills. Now serving in Poland full-time, they help to oversee summer camps ministries and serve with the youth in their local church. They love passing on the discipleship they received as teenagers to the youth in Poland who do not yet know Christ. 

DANIEL & IWONA EIFLING | POLAND

POLAND

We Work With Josiah Venture

Our KEY FOCUS AREA is WOMEN AT RISK | LEADERS OF THE FUTURE

Daniel and Iwona Eifling have been serving in Wroclaw, Poland since 2006. Daniel is passionate about youth ministry, discipling young people, and training youth leaders all over the country through conferences, training events, and mentoring. He also serves on the executive team of their Polish youth ministry organization “Fala.” Iwona utilizes her counseling training to lead a ministry called Project 29:11, designed to help emotionally wounded women find hope and redemption in Christ, a ministry that is virtually non-existent in Poland.

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PIOTR DYMKOWSKI | POLAND

POLAND

I Work With Josiah Venture

Our KEY FOCUS AREA is COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION

Piotr is an associate pastor of his church and has been working for Josiah Venture since 2010. He preaches, oversees many church ministries, and initiates outreach programs. He is also helping to create a mentoring program for youth leaders and develop an evangelistic sports ministry for youth. 

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Our Short Term Mission Trips to Europe

Every year we travel the world to be the hands and feet of Jesus while sharing His truth. Please consider joining us on a short-term mission trip or internship.

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JUNE 15

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June 23

POLAND – LOCAL family outreach

JOSIAH VENTURE

Come alongside a growing Polish church as they reach out to their community through events like picnics, English clubs, sports activities, and service projects. Serve God as a family, couple or individual and experience the joy of encouraging fellow believers as you work closely with Polish brothers and sisters to share the heart of Jesus in their community. This trip is for families with kids (10 years & older).

This trip supports our KEY FOCUS AREA of COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION.

TRIP DATES | JUNE 15 – JUNE 23, 2019
COST | $2,500
REGISTRATION DEADLINE | JANUARY 14, 2019
CONTACT | MATT & KRISTIN WOOLEY

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JUNE 17

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JULY 2

POLAND – ENGLISH CAMP TEAM

JOSIAH VENTURE

Join our missionaries, Piotr Dymkowski and Chris and Kelly Lillpop, to reach Polish students through English language camps, and share the gospel of Jesus Christ. Mission Hills has been part of this ministry for many years and ministered to thousands of students. As an adult and high school student trip, we have an incredible opportunity to serve cross generationally and not only help the Polish youth we serve, but also facilitate the personal growth of our students in their relationship with Jesus. This trip is for spiritually mature teenagers who are student leaders serving in the high school ministry, and capable of relational evangelism with Polish peers.

This trip supports our KEY FOCUS AREA of KIDS AT RISK.

TRIP DATES | JUNE 17 – JULY 2, 2019
COST | $2,200
REGISTRATION DEADLINE | JANUARY 16, 2019
CONTACT | LISA POELLOT

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JUNE 17

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AUGUST 7

POLAND – local church ministry

JOSIAH VENTURE

Join God’s movement in Poland by serving at a summer camp facility for Polish kids and teenagers. You will have the opportunity to engage in evangelism, discipleship, and leadership training of national students and youth leaders.

This serving opportunity will require endurance throughout the extended time in Poland and will likely be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life!

This trip supports our KEY FOCUS AREA of COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION and KIDS AT RISK.

TRIP DATES | JUNE 17 – AUGUST 7, 2019
COST | $3,800
REGISTRATION DEADLINE | JANUARY 16, 2019
CONTACT | LESLIE CASTAGNA

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JUNE 25

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JuLY 9

POLAND – kids camps

JOSIAH VENTURE

This will be our fifth year partnering with Josiah Venture to help strengthen the local church, build relationships, and share the love of Christ by helping with a local kids camp. This team will help facilitate Vacation-Bible-School-type camps, build relationships, and assist in leading evening programs at a local church. Each year, we’ve seen kids accept Jesus as their Savior and begin a life journey with Christ. This trip is a transformation experience for those we’re serving in Poland and for team members.

This trip supports our KEY FOCUS AREA of COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION and KIDS AT RISK.

TRIP DATES | JUNE 25 – JULY 9, 2019
COST | $3,100
REGISTRATION DEADLINE | JANUARY 24, 2019
CONTACT | JENN SHRADER

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SEPTEMBER 20

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OCTOBER 1

ITALY

THE STEPHENS

Vicenza, Italy is home to numerous military families residing in the area. With the challenges and complexity of military life in mind, this team will provide military wives with refreshment, encouragement and Biblical instruction during a retreat. The men will provide mentoring times and Biblical instruction in the area of Spiritual discipline for the military fathers. There will even be opportunities to preach!

This trip supports our KEY FOCUS AREA of COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION.

TRIP DATES | SEPTEMBER 20 – OCTOBER 1, 2019
COST | $3,000
REGISTRATION DEADLINE | APRIL 19, 2019
CONTACT | LESLIE CASTAGNA

WHY I WENT

God was transforming me and redeeming me and I knew that there were kids my age in Poland who needed that, who needed to feel God’s love and grace but didn’t know how. Poland was an opportunity for me to completely surrender to God and let Him take over because I hadn’t been doing it before. It was a way for Him to consume me and use me as a vessel to spread His love…I want others to feel the same abundant forgiveness, love, grace, mercy that God has for me.

Lauren Friedauer | Summer ’17

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